(January-February 1945)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth; [Jack Schiff]
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Superman's Search for Clark Kent! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Dr. J. Stokel; Ladislow Bulge (circus strong man); Van Gildedge; Mart Mink (villain, introduction); Squiffy (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman agrees to undergo the powerful rays of a machine designed to study brain tissue, but, instead, ends up with temporary amnesia and he forgets his secret identity.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman's cape "S" symbol is yellow on red.
Inker credit by Bob Hughes 12/04.
Schwartz first claimed this credit in an interview in a 1990 issue of the FLORIDA TIMES.

Crime on Skis! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger ? [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Heron (Ski Valley manager); Kenn (death); Professor Crane; Detective Drake; Mr. Kite (bird trainer); Joe Black Eagle; Clip Gimmick (villain); Ted Swan (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Superman, in the guise of Clark Kent, travels with Lois to Ski Valley, which is being threatened by a death bird: a half-man, half-bird creature of Indian lore, and discovers a gang of crooks using this "bird" to scare off patrons so they can successfully smuggle out stolen furs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker identification by Bob Hughes 12/04.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Grandpa Peters / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
Pencils:
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
Inks:
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Grandpa Peters

Bomb Trap (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as Jesse Merlan] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[Crime at the Zoo] (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth [as Jerry] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [as Clark Kent]; Perry White; un-named ventriloquist (villain)
Synopsis:
Lois is assigned to cover a story at the City Park Zoo, but runs into a group of park pickpockets that changes the angle of the story.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn and Rich Morrissey, inker identification by Bob Hughes 12/04.
The Archive edition titles this story "Monkey Business".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

Toys of Treachery! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Mrs. Withers-Wade; The Toyman [Winslow Percival Schott as Monsieur Printemps] (villain)
Synopsis:
The Toyman, having read up on the French Revolution, discovers that many rich noblemen, before being seized and executed, hid their treasures in a variety of things. Superman must stop the diabolical genius from actually succeeding in seizing that loot.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn.
Inker identification by Bob Hughes 12/04.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman's Search for Clark Kent!
    Superman
  3. 2. Crime on Skis!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Grandpa Peters
  5. 4. Bomb Trap
  6. 5. [Crime at the Zoo]
    Lois Lane
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Shorty
  8. 7. Toys of Treachery!
    Superman
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